Bobby is a 7 1/2 yr old Bichon, he is castrated, microchipped, flea and worm treated and had a 1st vaccination. He will be rehomed with 5 weeks free pet insurance

Bobby came to us several months ago in dire need of medical help. He had a large swelling on his bottom which was quickly diagnosed by our fab vets as a very large bilateral perineal hernia that despite other vets seeing it and recommending surgery this hadnt been addressed and was just left to get bigger and bigger.


The sad thing is that records from 4yrs ago recommended castration as there were already prostrate concerns and testosterone is known to be a key contributer to this condition, it nearly always happens in entire male dogs. The advice was ignored sadly, if he had been castrated then it would have prevented 4yrs of suffering. We are very lucky to have amazing vets who could perform this complex surgery, making it more difficult due to the long-standing nature and size of the hernia and after a lengthy recovery period Bobby is now ready to start finding his forever home. 

Due to his past condition, he does have a very sensitive tummy and he is doing brilliantly on Fish 4 Dogs dry food and their White Fish and Pumpkin canned food. He will need to stay on this diet or a similar good quality fish-based diet going forward. He also has some added fibre supplements added to his diet to help him.

Bobby is a really sweet boy with people he is loves a fuss and lots of attention. He was left alone quite a bit in his previous home and it's really not what he is happy with and he will bark if left for too long. He has settled much better with us now as he has other dogs for company and isnt left for long periods so a new owner will need to be around a lot of the time

Bobby can be a vocal little chap, he loves to bark at planes and birds and will let you know when he wants attention. 

He is mostly good with other dogs but isnt keen on entire male dogs or bouncy or grumbly dogs in his face. We are looking for a home for him with a similar sized laid back spayed female dog for company. He has been great with the cats in his foster home (he will bark at them if they are on the side for food but its more the food he is interested in). He isn't used to small children so resident children would need to be quieter children aged 10yrs plus please, younger visiting children are fine

He travels well in the car, walks well on the lead and enjoys his walks. He likes to sleep in the bedroom with you at night. 

Being fostered in Swadlincote but can be rehomed further afield to the right committed home subject to homecheck and adoption donation of £250

If you feel you can offer this boy a committed home, have experience with this special oriental breed and have the time and energy to invest in his future please email us in the first instance telling us how you can meet his needs to